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AIS Auction 2012


There are over 100 items up for bid, including art and handcrafted pieces, sports-related clothing and collectibles, gift certificates, event tickets and more.

All proceeds go toward the costs of broadcasting quality audio programming for the visually impaired in the Tri-states area. Online auction winners can pick up their items from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday, Nov. 12 -Friday, Nov. 16, or by appointment. Bidders outside of Macomb but within the AIS listening area may have items delivered at no cost. Shipment of items outside the listening area can be arranged as well.

You can make your bids online here or in the AIS studios at 302 W. University Dr. on the WIU Campus.

For more information, call 309-298-2403 or email

Featured items include:

  • a professionally matted and framed work by award-winning photographer Kent Kriegshauser of Galesburg;
  • two tickets to a 2013 St. Louis Cardinals game, donated by the St. Louis Cardinals;
  • a set of three handcrafted white oak tables made and donated by Al Richert;
  • artwork and handcrafted items by local artists Susan Lawhorn, Carolyn Bailey and Siraj Hull;
  • a Roku HD Streaming Player;
  • tickets to the Knox-Galesburg Symphony and a Bureau of Cultural Affairs (BCA) show;
  • and a one-month family community-supported agriculture (CSA) membership to Barefoot Gardens.

Businesses and individuals who donated items for the auction include: Al Richert; Apollo Cleaning Center; Azer Clinic; The Barbershop (Jerry Tyson); Barefoot Gardens; BCA; Arnold Brothers Heating & Cooling; Blades; The Attic; William and Pearle Bradley; Ramona Bradley; Catherine Bradley; Jim and Patti Bloom; Congressman Bobby Schilling; Jonathan Ahl; Robert Hellenga; Chad Simpson; Penny Lawyer; WIU Campus Recreation; Knox-Galesburg Symphony; County Market; Curves; Joe Dobson; Denise Elston; Barbara Brown; Dan Curtis; Floor to Ceiling; Kent Kriegshauser; Rob Buck; Jeff and Terri Rankin; Vicky Carlson; Siraj Hull; Susan Lawhorn; Silpada representative Anna Allen; Inselhaus Bed & Breakfast; Lundgren's Detailing; Town & Country Detail Center; Milly's Dusters Cleaning Service; Marcia Moulden; Harold Schmalfeld; No Place Like Home; Nelson's Clothing; YMCA of McDonough County; Quad City International Airport; Red Ox Restaurant; Cerar's Barnstormer; Petey's Pub & Grill; Statehouse Inn; WIU Bookstore; The Bike Shop; Jim Distefano; Patricia Zahnle; Lee and Diane Tichenor; Candy Lane Floral & Gifts; Coca-Cola Bottling of Macomb; American Red Cross McDonough County Chapter; Mel Blasi/WIU Golf; Ron Henry; Isabel Bloom; FunCity; Peggy Ma; Macomb Petland; Advanced Rehab and Sports Medicine; Market Alley Wines; Dennis Simpson; the St. Louis Cardinals; the Chicago Cubs; Gayle Carper; and the United Way of McDonough County.